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Oliguria

the production of abnormally small amounts of urine

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Urticaria

hives

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Hypoglycemia

low blood glucose (sugar)

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hepatotoxicity

Liver damage - chemically driven
Symptoms - jaundice, fever, rash, stomach pain, tiredness, nausea

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angioedema

swelling in the skin

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agranulocytosis

a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection

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acute renal failure (ARF)

an acute rise in the serum creatinine level of 25% or more. May be caused by inadequate blood flow to the kidney, injury to the kidney, injury to the kidney glomeruli or tubules, or obstruction of the kidney outflow.

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Anuria

the absence of urine.
used when output is less than 100mL in 24 hours

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Dysuria

Painful or difficult urination.
May b associated with infection or partial obstruction of the UI tract or medications

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End-stage renal disease (ESRD)

a permanent rise in serum creatinine levels w/ loss of kidney function.
must be treated with dialysis
aka chronic renal failure

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Frequency

the need to urinate at short intervals

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Hematuria

Blood in the urine

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Nephropathy

A substance that damages kidney tissue

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Nocturia

frequent urination after going to bed.

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Polyuria

excessive urination

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Proteinuria

presence of protein in the urine

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Pyuria

pus in the urine

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Urgency

a sudden, almost uncontrollable need to urinate